Understanding how memory works can help you recognize how to improve your own memory and concentration.
Whether we are hearing, seeing, smelling, or doing, our memories work through four processes:
Taking in new information
Stabilizing the new information
Storing the information
Accessing the information when it's needed
We are most likely to remember things if they are:
- Key information
- Required for use
- Strikingly unusual
Memory is taking in, storing, and retrieving information. Next, explore how your habits impact this process.